Thursday, February 24, 2011

local news suffers major setback

Local news site TBD is laying off most of its reporters and will re-organize as a niche site focusing on arts and entertainment.  Arts and entertainment are important, but a vibrant, engaged community needs more than just arts and entertainment.  TBD's failure in local news is bad news.  
TBD reporter Rebecca Cooper has done an excellent job covering Arlington local news.   Without her work, here's just some recent news that you would have missed:
Providing local news is a difficult enterprise.  That's all the more reason for celebrating ARLnow's impressive growth.  The Ode Street Tribune strongly supports praise, honor, appreciation, and, if sought, monetary profits for local news enterprises. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Luckily, we still have the Ode Street Tribune. I guess there is now a greater burden on the Ode Street Tribune to keep the public informed. However, I think that the entire staff of the Ode Street Tribune is up to the task. In these difficult times we need an informed electorate. Keep up the good work, the public needs you !!!! Maybe if there is a government shutdown, the staff will have more time to work on the Ode Street Tribune.